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From Ceki Gülcü <c...@qos.ch>
Subject Re: What is a member?
Date Thu, 27 Nov 2003 20:24:15 GMT
Costin,

Roy Fielding once mentioned that anyone with a history of at least 6 months 
of sustained contributions was entitled to ASF membership.

You have been offered membership in the past but you declined the offer. 
Correct?


At 12:03 PM 11/27/2003 -0800, Costin Manolache wrote:
>There are many ways membership could be defined ( but it isn't ).
>
>Committers are assigning the (copy)rights of their work to ASF - and as 
>was mentioned, the members
>"own" the code and all the IP of ASF. It would be nice ( and fair !)  to 
>have the membership based on some
>objective criteria on  code and community contributions.
>
>I can't know the exact rules that are used  -  but sometimes it feels a 
>lot more like membership to a political party. The scary
>thing is that some of the answers to "what is a member" ( and I've seen 
>many of those during the last years ) sound
>too much like a certain party  :-).
>
>I would assume most people who choose to give significant amounts of time 
>and code to ASF are "serious" and serve the interests of the ASF.
>Costin

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Ceki Gülcü

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